Miami Dolphins Release Ryan Baker

TAMPA, FL - AUGUST 27: Running back Mossis Madu #32 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is tackled by defenders Tyrone Culver #29, Ryan Baker #90 and Robert Rose #56 of the Miami Dolphins during a preseason game at Raymond James Stadium on August 27, 2011 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)

The Miami Dolphins have released defensive tackle Ryan Baker today. Baker has spent the better part of the last four years in a rocky relationship with the franchise, including multiple stints on the practice squad and the 53-man roster. He appeared in Sunday's game against the Oakland Raiders, taking three defensive snaps.

Baker was released after being with the team just one week. He had been signed by the Dolphins last week following an injury to Tony McDaniel.

Baker was undrafted out of Purdue in 2009, spending most of that season on the Miami practice squad. He did appear in a few games that year, tallying a half-sack in his first game.

In 2010, Baker was once again put on the Miami practice squad to start the season, but would be signed to the 53-man roster after Week 1 of the season. He would appear in nine games.

Last year, Baker started the year with the team, then was released in late September. He was re-signed on November 30 when the team released Igor Olshansky.

There was no word on who would fill the vacancy on the 53-man roster.

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